The steamboats burned on our Western rivers this spring make up a long and dark catalogue On the 2d inst, another, the Sultan, was added to the list, having been consumed near St Genevieve, while on her passage to New Orleans from St Louis By this deplorable event, it is reported, thirty persons lost their lives Accidentsso calledon steamboats, are becoming as common as before the new steamboat law was passed in 1852 A new steamboat was recently consumed by fire near Louisville, and the account which we read of the accident stated that the boat became unmanageable on account of the tiller ropes being burned In another column will be found a notice of an invention which would prevent such accidents recurring Some such means ought to be adopted, or tiller ropes discontinued and chains substituted